Responding to an ‘alter call’, or ‘going forward’ to accept Christ as your personal Lord and Savior at a church revival meeting, amounts to nothing more than a public demonstration of one’s desire to change … to experience a spiritual conversion. The concept of the Spiritual Rebirth as taught by the evangelical religions of the world is based on Romans 10:9. ‘That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.’ Making this commitment does not mean that you have been ‘born again’ as you have been led to believe. It merely indicates our desire to live by God’s commandments, thereby assuring one’s self of an eternal reality (read Mathew 19:17). It does not constitute the Spiritual Rebirth, nor does it grant one entry into the Kingdom of God.
The Spiritual Rebirth requires a much deeper understanding, ‘If you would be perfect, go … sell that thou hast … and come and follow me …’ (come and walk AS me). Such a commitment requires the death of the self (the outer self) and we cannot die to self until we realize that the person we believe ourselves to be is not who we are but is only who we ‘think’ we are. The ‘I Am’ within us is who we are. That …is the real you … the real me. The ‘I Am’ within us is our true identity, and then … through faith in this realization, ‘walk, even as He walked’ (1 John 2:3-6).
Each of us is the Universal ‘I Am’ individualized … the Source individualized. The Source (Life) does not give being to any ‘thing’ apart from or other than itself, and ‘its’ identity is ‘I’. That ‘I Am’ … is the ‘I Am that I Am’. And it is the ‘I Am’ (the true identity) within every other so-called ‘human being’ on the planet. This realization alone constitutes the Spiritual Rebirth. ‘Jesus’ … was God manifesting As God (functioning As God). You, too, are God manifesting, only you are expressing and creating, not As God, but as the person you believe yourself to be. In order to ‘enter’ the Kingdom of God (in order to attain God consciousness) ye must be born again, thus the necessity of the Spiritual Rebirth. (John 3:3, ‘Except ye be born again ye cannot enter the Kingdom of God’.) ‘I and my Father are One’ … is the key that opens the door to this ‘Kingdom’. I know what it is to be ‘born again’ … I and my Father are One. The Kingdom of God is not just a place … IT IS A STATE OF MIND. A State of KNOWING that the ‘I Am’ within you is God (the Kingdom of God is synonymous with God consciousness). Only As God can you enter the Kingdom of God. You cannot ‘enter as a man (as the ‘person; you believe yourself to be). Only With God (As God) is it possible. By no other means can you attain a consciousness of Oneness (the Christ Mind). Being unable to comprehend this, is proof of the fact that the reader has not yet been born again as he/she claims to be.
Whoever professes to believe Romans 10:9, and continues to live in their ‘John Doe’ identity (their ‘outer’ identity) has the assurance of an eternal reality, though they shall die physically. Only those who have been ‘born again’, and function AS the eternal ‘I Am’, shall never die … John 11:25 & 26. They shall transcend! How could that which is the eternal, and KNOWS that it is that which is the eternal, ever die? Only those who choose to function As God in their ‘I Am that I Am’ identity can enter the Kingdom of Heaven. Then will they know that the entire universe is theirs to enjoy. Know the Truth, and the Truth shall set you free.